Dragon Con Schedule – Where and When for the Big Stuff

This year is the 30th anniversary of Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA (Sep 2 – Sep 5, 2016). For many, SDCC is considered the ultimate comic convention, but for most cosplayers, this is the convention to go to.

Dragon Con (DC) was started in 1987 by a local group known as the Dragon Alliance of Gamers and Role-Players. The first event was held at the Piedmont Plaza Hotel and featured several well known and prestigious guests such as Michael Moorcock, Robert Aspirin and his wife Lynn Abbey, Gary Gygax, and Richard “Lord British” Garriott. The event was a hit. It continued to grow yearly with more names, bigger crowds and more events.


Last year, DC had 70,000 attendees and this year they expect 5,000 more. Things have expanded and moved around so much that I thought I would give you a handy list of where and when to find just a few of the more popular things.

Or you can pick up the pdf version of the pocket program here.. but be warned…it is 112 pages. You can also get their app here.

If you are looking for anything in particular, let us know and we will try to get an update out as soon as possible

Artists Alley – Third Floor, Building two of AmericasMart. To find out who is there, click here.

HOURS: Friday: 1pm – 7pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 7pm

Monday: 10am – 5pm

Art Show – Hyatt Regency Atlanta Exhibition Level Grand Hall West. To find auction hours click here

HOURS: Friday: 1pm – 8pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 8pm

Monday: 10am – 4pm

Autographs Hall – Marriott International Hall South

HOURS: Friday: 1pm-7pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 7pm

Monday: 10am – 5pm

Parade – Starts Saturday at 10am for route map click here. If you havent’ registered to march already, then sit back and watch.

Burlesque Show – Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 (12:00 am) at the Sheraton in the Grand Ballroom

Guest of Honor Award Show (sold out) – Saturday 7pm in the Hyatt International Ballroom

MST3K Night – Sunday at 8:30PM  at the Hilton-Grand Ballroom East

Puppet Slam – Mainstage Theater get tickets here

SHOWS: Friday and Saturday 8pm

Sunday 5pm

Night at the Aquarium – Saturday 7:00 – 11:00 PM get tickets here. 7 pm is already sold out.

Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sunday 1am Atlanta Hyatt Regency Centennial Ballroom